The first event in the FIFA 18 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup wrapped up in Barcelona on Sunday, The FUT Champions Cup Barcelona started on Friday with 128 players, 64 each on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
After numerous favorites were slowly eliminated from the tournament, young newcomer Donovan “DhTekKz” Hunt from Great Britain and Nicolas “nicolas99fc” Villalba of Argentina faced off in the epic Grand Final.
About as surprising as his memorable run to the final was the way DhTekKz began this game: he scored just seconds after kickoff to secure an early lead. The young man scored two more goals and dominated for much of the first leg, but nicolas99fc organized himself near the end and pulled two goals back to make it 3-2 going into the second leg.He came into this second leg looking a bit nervous,but he won the game finally.
Not only did German players dominate the group stage of this tournament, they also made up half of the players in the semifinals of both consoles. But they all came up short, as no competitor from the bavarian country made it to the Grand Final.
In a tournament saturated with European talent, fans in the Americas had only a few names to root for in Barcelona. But only one player from the Western Hemisphere made it to the latter stages of the bracket: Nicolas “nicolas99fc” Villalba.